985,000 easy-bake ovens that have been sold since May 2006 are being voluntarily recalled by Hasbro Inc. A statement on the Easy-Bake web site notes that “young children can insert their hands into the oven’s opening and get their hands or fingers caught, posing an entrapment and burn hazard.” The newest version of the toy heats food like a toaster oven instead of using a light bulb.
To date Hasbro has received 29 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught, including 5 reports of children being burned. All the reports of children being burned were of children younger than 8 years old which is the minimum age recommended for the Easy Bake oven.
The recalled ovens are made of purple and pink plastic, resemble a kitchen range with 4 burners on top and load from the front. The words “Easy Bake” are printed on the front. The Model number 65805 and “Hasbro” are stamped on the backs.
The toys were manufactured in China and sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from May 2006 through February 2007 for about $25.
Toy ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall.